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7 books that will give you the tech knowledge you need to start a business

And every college kid dreams of becoming a tech billionaire. There's a certain 'hollywoodization' of entrepreneurship.<p>It's also much easier to start a business. Throw up a website using one of the many templates out there, host it on Amazon Web Services or GoDaddy, find a problem you think exists, …

Why Us Average Joe Photographers Suck at Instagram

I am not good at Instagram and neither are you. I know this because if you were good at it, you would not be reading this. The photographers who gain …

Western New York

How an early Facebook employee created a business that brought in 7 figures — and grew it to 8

Often you're starting with an idea that brings in $1, then $1,000, and hopefully up from there.<p>That's why there are lots of articles written about finding a profitable idea. But people rarely talk about growing it because most businesses aren't at the stage of making 6 figures, 7 figures, and …

Business Strategy

The One Simple Quote That Has Driven This Serial Entrepreneur to Succeed

The author of 'Think and Grow Rich' and the inventor of the infomercial have this strategy in common.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor, CEO<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever read Napoleon Hill’s famous <i>Think and Grow Rich</i>, then you’re familiar with the concept of …

How to Start a Business When You're an Introvert

First, know that your introversion isn't a curse -- it's a strength, if you know how to use it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The business world seems like it caters to extroverts. And that makes sense: As a business owner, you need charisma to lead a team, negotiate …

5 Reasons Why Nobody Cares About Your Big Idea

A great idea poorly sold is called failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is about big ideas, but the problem that most entrepreneurs face is that there is always someone else around the corner with a bigger idea. The good news is that you don’t always …

How I launched a side hustle that earns enough to cover my mortgage payment — and requires less than 10 hours of work per week

I loaded my iPhone with apps like Evernote, Outlook, Mail, and Agenda to keep track of to-dos, appointments, and meetings. But I found myself more unfocused and lost in the swirl of life than ever.<p>I started using an old-fashioned notepad for my to-do list, and liked it. Then I started printing my …

48 Tested Tools for Boosting Business at Every Step

The right tool executed the right way at the right time can save entrepreneurs time, money, and a whole lot of headaches. Today's digital age has ushered in countless tools that can propel your business forward.<p>But which tools are right for your organization and worth the investment?<p>Entreholic, a …

Project Management

Companies Are Bad at Identifying High-Potential Employees

A high-potential employee is usually in the top 5% of employees in an organization. These people are thought to be the organization’s most capable, most motivated, and most likely to ascend to positions of responsibility and power. To help these employees prepare for leadership roles in a …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

25 Best Guest Verses In Hip Hop History

Hip Hop artists have always been unafraid of working together. No other form of music, with the possible exception of Jazz, knows as many …

5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days.<p>To make it even more difficult, it was a random …

A 30-year-old who dug himself out of $50,000 in debt in 6 years explains why a glass of wine is key to his strategy to stay debt-free forever

Six years later, Taylor's life looked a whole lot different: He was not only debt-free, but the founder and CEO of his own media company, bringing in nearly $20 million a year in revenue.<p>Back in college, Taylor started working full-time on a series of political campaigns. But it didn't pay very …

How Serial Entrepreneur Jennie Enterprise Builds Successful Membership Businesses

The mastermind behind one of New York City's most prestigious private membership clubs offers a few lessons on turning your business into a one-of-a-kind destination.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jennie Enterprise is not just the mastermind behind one of New York …

The Grown-Up Nightclub Of The Future

In developing a refreshed home for London’s famed Ministry of Sound, OMA also imagines a new way to make nightlife safer.<p>Blame gentrification, uptight government, or the Instagram generation: The club scene is dwindling. And Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, an architect and partner at Rem Koolhaas’s …

This 30-something started with $1,000 in savings and now owns 90 rental properties — here's his No. 1 tip for building wealth when you're young

In fact, the former Clemson University football player graduated college in 2003 with just $1,000 in the bank, he said on a recent episode of the Mad Fientist podcast, (thanks to his football scholarship, he carried no student debt).<p>After spending the next year scouting properties for seasoned …

4 Tips From a 26-Year-Old Who Built a $10 Million Consulting Business

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Unlike many entrepreneurs, Sam Ovens figured out very early on that the nine-to-five wasn’t his …

Watch Out for These 10 Unicorns in 2017 | Inc.com

The elusive tech unicorn--a startup worth at least $1 billion--had a lackluster year in 2016 but may stage a comeback in 2017. According to CB Insights, only 42 companies joined the ranks of unicorns in 2016, down from 79 the year before. The number of tech IPOs in 2016 also sank to its lowest …

Startups

11 books President Obama thinks everyone should read

Barack Obama is a major bookworm.<p>In his book "Dreams from My Father," he reflected on his lifelong love of literature: "When I wasn't working, the weekends would usually find me alone in an empty apartment, making do with the company of books."<p>Recently, the outgoing US president sat down with New …

'The 4-Hour Workweek' author says a 3-step process he learned from Tony Robbins drastically improved his life

In many ways, Tim Ferriss carries on a tradition well established by Tony Robbins: finding people at the top of their fields, determining what makes them tick, and then passing those insights along to a general audience.<p>After Ferriss, who wrote the best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek," interviewed …

How to Price Your Products

Pricing a product is "probably the toughest thing there is to do," according to an expert. Here's how to tackle it.<p><b>One of the secrets</b> to business success is pricing your products properly. Price your products correctly and that can enhance how much you sell, creating the foundation for a business …

Small Business

86 Books Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

After an eventful and historic run, Barack Obama’s final term as president comes to a close on January 20. One of the legacies he will leave behind …

Books

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will help you do just that.<p>I loved Cal's …

Self-improvement

An exercise scientist reveals a surprising trick he uses to get stronger

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, explains his secret to bigger gains.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

American College of Sports Medicine

9 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read

Over the years he has offered up dozens of titles that have kept his attention and helped him grow as a businessman.<p>We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction.

Books

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers | Inc.com

I used to write these 4,000-5,000 word blog posts on how to do different things when it comes to marketing and maybe I'd get 20 or 30 comments. Writing isn't one of these strong suits for me. I think the end product comes out pretty good, but it's an agonizing process.<p>At around the time I was doing …

Marketing

23 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your …